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Major changes to BRI/BRHC patient drop off area

From Monday 24 March until Monday 14 April, there are changes to the patient drop-off area between the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) and the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI).

For three weeks from Monday 24 March, drivers will be unable to park in the patient drop off area. The area can still be accessed and used to drop off patients. Drivers should not park in the drop-off area or leave their car unattended or they will risk a fine. Drivers will need to park in one of the nearby car parks. 

This map shows the drop-off areas and parking options around the hospital precinct.

What if I have an outpatient appointment or I am a visitor?

All other patients for the BRI and the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children should avoid driving into the hospital precinct, use nearby car parks and the free hospital bus wherever possible.

What if I have a Blue Badge?

If you are a Blue Badge holder you will be able to park free of charge in any of our parking spaces. This excludes the drop-off areas, such as the area in front of the BRI. Your Blue Badge must be correctly displayed.

What if I am dropping off a child with mobility difficulties?

Drivers will still be able to access the drop-off area, but will not be able to park.

What if I am dropping off an adult patient with mobility difficulties?

Drivers dropping off adults with mobility difficulties at the BRI should drop them off in the council-controlled parking area in front of the BRI. Drivers should not park in the drop-off area or they will risk a fine and should instead use one of the nearby car parks.

Where can I park?

Parking is very limited on our site and we want to prioritise what is available to those with mobility issues, or those with emergencies. There are a number of public car parks situated close to our hospitals (Cabot Circus, Rupert Street, St James Barton) and we run a free return shuttle bus from Cabot Circus to our hospitals. The bus leaves from outside the ground floor car park exit next to Shopmobility. This map provides more information.

What if I am coming by train?

A free bus service also operates to and from Bristol Temple Meads train station from Monday to Friday. The bus stop is to the right as you come out of the station.

What if I am coming by bus?

All of our hospitals are a short walk from Bristol Bus Station.

Thank you for your understanding.